May 4, 2014
Mite - What Happens In The Underbelly Of "The Shining's" Hotel?
Directed by Walter Volbers, Mite is a really interesting short that walks a fine line between a tribute and an original short all it's own. Opening up with a shot of the dark halls of the Overlook Hotel present in Kubrick's The Shining, we're eventually thrust into the iconic patterned carpet into a gorgeous alien world inhabited by microscopic organisms unaffected by the horrors above.
The short took a total of ten years of on and off work to complete, which is reasonable considering that Volbers used it as an opportunity to transition out of more traditional cell animation into CG, using the now discontinued Softimage XSI modeling software to accomplish his curious vision.